Opening tease for Episode 134 featuring Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); Bob Borosage of the Campaign for America's Future; Mike Podhorzer of the AF-CIO; poet Angie Chuang; book reviewer Reben Jackson; and musci by BluesWorks. Topics: politics, arts, music, poetry
Focus on government accountability and whistleblowing with Dr. David Ross, Michele Tingling-Clemmons and Tom Devine. Also, poetry by Rei Berroa and Kim Roberts, music by Lea, and a look at the opening of the art exhibit "Convergence" in Silver Spring, Maryland, featuring a Jewish-Islamic collaboration. Topics: public affairs, arts, poetry, music
Opening tease of January show that includes: Vincent Demarco of Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition discusses his group;s support for state legislation doubling the tax on a pack of cigarettes to $2; Montgomery County (MD) Councilman George Leventhal discusses his county's leading efforts to move to renewable energy sources; Jim Grossfeld of the Montgomery County (MD) Commission on Health discusses the role of county government in ensuring worker safety and health; Reuben Jackson reviews... Topics: public affairs, arts, music, literature, poetry
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: ARE SLOTS THE SALVATION OF HORSE RACING AND FISCALLY STRAPPED STATES? With attendance at horse races steadily declining, and Maryland facing structural budget shortfalls into the foreseeable future, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senate President Mike Miller are once again floating slots at race tracks as the horse racing industry’s and the state’s fiscal salvation. But based upon the experience of neighboring states, the Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green reports... Topics: news, public afairs, arts, New Orleans, gambling, agriculture, singer-songwriter, poetry
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing... Topics: Arts, human rights, footbal, Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney, solar, China, green jobs, poetry,...